Pavitr Prabhakar is one of the most iconic alternate Spider-heroes in Marvel’s long history of Spider-People—and his name is going to be on the lips of a lot more fans when he takes a starring role in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. But io9 can exclusively reveal that this summer, Pavitr is getting his own comic once more.
For the first time since the original 2005 miniseries from Sharad Devarajan, Suresh Seetharaman, and Jeevan J. Kang, Pavitr will star as the title hero of a comic book in the new Spider-Man: India. The four-issue miniseries will be written by Nikesh Shukla and feature art from Abhishek Masluni, and covers from Smuiit Kumar. Check out Kumar’s full cover for issue one below!
Set after the events of the recent End of Spider-Verse crossover event, Spider-Man: India sees Pavitr returned to his home dimension of Earth-50101, safeguarding Mumbai as his reality’s one-and-only Spider-Man. But the life of a Spider, no matter where in the multiverse, is one of danger, and when a mysterious science professor promises that his new research can activate people’s “lizard brains,” Pavitr is going to find himself facing a dangerous new super-threat—and a ruthless businessman pulling the strings.
Spider-Man: India #1 will release in June 2023—just in time for Pavitr and his amazing animated friends to swing into action in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on June 2.
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